Fine, but still, no mention of drugs , sex and rock and roll and general cultural decline as a factor in Americans failing to achieve? You only miss it because you want to. BTW, I don’t see your immigration emphasis in the article either. They’re mainly talking about lack of Head Start programs and stuff, and we know how successful that program is.Are they pretending or do they really not know?
Demography is destiny. The composition of our population has changed significantly since 1970 when non-Hispanic whites comprised 89% of the population. Today they are 66% and by 2042, they will be 50 percent. Our aging population has also changed the composition of the workforce. Our cultural decline is a function of demography and a loss of national identity. We are being Balkanized along race, ethnic, and cultural lines under the banner of multiculturalism and diversity.
By 2050, the minority population -- everyone except for non-Hispanic, single-race whites -- is projected to be 235.7 million out of a total U.S. population of 439 million. The nation is projected to reach the 400 million population milestone in 2039.
The non-Hispanic, single-race white population is projected to be only slightly larger in 2050 (203.3 million) than in 2008 (199.8 million). In fact, this group is projected to lose population in the 2030s and 2040s and comprise 46 percent of the total population in 2050, down from 66 percent in 2008.
Meanwhile, the Hispanic population is projected to nearly triple, from 46.7 million to 132.8 million during the 2008-2050 period. Its share of the nation's total population is projected to double, from 15 percent to 30 percent. Thus, nearly one in three U.S. residents would be Hispanic.
The black population is projected to increase from 41.1 million, or 14 percent of the population in 2008, to 65.7 million, or 15 percent in 2050.
The Asian population is projected to climb from 15.5 million to 40.6 million. Its share of the nation's population is expected to rise from 5.1 percent to 9.2 percent.
The working-age population is projected to become more than 50 percent minority in 2039 and be 55 percent minority in 2050 (up from 34 percent in 2008). Also in 2050, it is projected to be more than 30 percent Hispanic (up from 15 percent in 2008), 15 percent black (up from 13 percent in 2008) and 9.6 percent Asian (up from 5.3 percent in 2008).
Again, Hispanics and blacks will comprise about 45% of the population by 2050. If their out of wedlock and school drop out rates continue to remain high, this does not bode well for the quality of our workforce.
BTW, I dont see your immigration emphasis in the article either.
The article is from Brookings, a left leaning think tank. They try to exclude immigration from such studies, but the reality is that it is the elephant in the room. I work in a grassroots immigration group that lobbies on the Hill and in Richmond. We encounter this denial all of the time, but the statistics don't lie. It is destroying this country and it may be too late to reverse.
Motivated by parochial self-interest, the pro-mass immigration, open borders, amnesty advocates have formed a powerful coalition including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, labor union leaders, the Catholic Church, ethnic and racial groups, moderate Republicans, and the Democrat Party. The common thread that unites these groups is power, money, and the prospect of increased constituencies, even at the expense of our long-term national interests and survival.
Our country is being destroyed right in front of us. When they write this history of this once great nation, the historians will point to the 1965 Immigration Act as the reason why.